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Glossy Ibis for Asbed

Glossy Ibis for Asbed
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3-, Birds from the Middle East and Europe, Animals' Behavior, part one [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-15 0:52
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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Plegadis falcinellus (Glossy Ibis) [in Turk. Çeltikçi

Here you can see three shots (two in WS: one in-flight pair and one resting pair) of this beaıtiful bird which I captured them in Manyas Bird Paradise (Balıkesir).

The glossy ibis is about 60 cm tall with a wingspan of about 88–105 cm. It has a long, dark gray bill that is curved down. It has dark purple to black feathers on its head, neck, back and belly. Its legs are long and black and its wings and tail are a shiny green. In breeding season the glossy ibis has rusty-red feathers and a pale blue line around its face.

This is the most widespread ibis species, breeding in scattered sites in warm regions of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Atlantic and Caribbean region of the Americas. It can be found in a variety of wetlands including marshes, estuaries, coastal bays, flooded fields and swamps. It probes in the mud and silt with its bill looking for prey like the fiddler crab, crawfish, insects and small snakes.

It lays three or four eggs in a nest of twigs and sticks. The nests are usually built in trees or bushes but are sometimes built on the ground. They build their nests in colonies that include the nests of other ibises as well as the nests of other species like egrets and herons. Occasionally, the glossy ibis will use an abandoned snowy egret nest. The glossy ibis is very territorial during nesting. The eggs take about three weeks to hatch. The female and male incubate the egg, but the female does most of the work. Both parents feed the chicks. The chicks fledge in about a month. They leave the nest and start to forage for food with their parents when they are two months old.

You can find more detailed info on the species from here! I am dedicating these three posts of this beautiful ibis to one of my beloved and heartfelt friends on TN, Asbed (CeltickRanger) from Canada. Hope you can like these beauties:) MF!

TFL and have a nice day!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


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Hello Bayram,
Fantastic photo of this Glossy Ibis in very beautiful warm colours, exceptional sharpness and a very attractive pose. Great low POV, DOF and composition. At this moment there aren't WS photos. Look at these later.

Hi Bayram Bro,

Today we are neighbors again! This is a lovely capture of the glossy Ibis. This bird is also seen in India :). I had posted one of its shot earlier.

this is classic capture with super wings span showing the gloss on its feathers. Nice lovely ibis beak and good spacing in the front. Very nice shot! Congrats!


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-09-15 1:45]

Szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid photo, great colors and very fine and sharp details,lights, congratulations!
Have a nice day!

Selam my dear friend,
A very nice capture of this beautiful Glossy Ibis bird. A good POV. Lovely sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-15 2:08]

Hi Bayram,your perfect timing was decisive,what a georgeous wings position,and what a beautiful specie too,i'm not a bird fan but this pic is very special for me too....very good quality and nice composition too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-09-15 2:10]

Hello Bayram
Wonderful capture and scene.
Thanks for sharing

Vovvv.. bayram hocam üç kare de birbirinden güzel. WSdeki çifte bayıldım. Emeklerinize sağlık.

Hocam gerçekten yakalandığınız an, renkler ve kompozisyon bu karede de çok güzel, ama ben workshoptaki çiftleri çok daha fazla beğendim. Emeklerinize sağlık.


Hi Dayi,
A super sharp capture of this one, nicely positioned.
I particularly like the background. It's well blurred and there's no competition with your subject.
TFS and warm regards from London.

Ciao BBB. Super compo for the coloured bird in dynamic posture. Good contrast and light. What intrigant tones!


Bayram hocam muhteşem. WSdekiler de harika. Elinize sağlık.

Merhaba Bayram hocam. Ekteki uçar durumdaki çift de, diğer tmizlenme ve dinlenme halinceki çifti içeren kareler de hepsi bir birinden güzel. Emeklerinize sağlık hıcam. Saygılarımla,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-15 7:35]

Hi Bayram.
It is great luck to picture so beautiful bird at so impressive pose and nice surroundings. I like it a lot. Exposure of the image is spot on. Despite the dark colouration of the bird all shades are reproduced precisely. Coluration and blurriness of the water plants and BG at whole are great too. Thanks for WS. They are very informative. Excellent work. TFS and best wishes.

Hello Bayram
another great picture of bird, sharp details and light fantastic. A nice image and a very difficult click . Tanks for sharing. Greetings, Paolo

Ciao Bayram, great dedication to our friend Asbed, beautiful WS too, splendid natural colors, superb sharpness and fine details. very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba hocam,
Kelaynaklara göre daha güzel renklere sahip bir ibis. Göğsündeki kınamsı rengi bilmiyordum. Çok hoşmuş. Ülkemizin ilk kuş cennetinden güzel çeltikçi kargası fotoları. Güney Afrikalı Corvidae üyesine takmayın. Biraz Prof. olgunluğu gösterin canım:)) Bunu hep yapıyor zaten.

Hello Bayram,
Great capture of this shy bird. I'm sure it was not easy to approach him. The colours are excellent. I like the WS too. I saw some of them in April in Samos, but I couldn't take a photo. İyi akşamlar sevgili arkadaşım,

hello Bayram
great composition with good details and beautiful colours
i like this shot because i have seen many of this in Greece last year
the Workshop picture,s are very good to
greeting lou

Bonsoir mon ami Bayram,

Ô Il à fier allure cet oiseau avec ses élégantes plumes.

Les fait-il sécher!. Magnifiques couleurs fauves, jolie tête avec un bec presque argenté.
Une capture absolument fabuleuse. Très belle mise en page.On rêve sans cesse avec vous. Merci.
Belle soirée. Amicalement.

Hola Bayram

Buen momento para esta imagen de este ave con las alas abiertas, buena composición y buena nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hi little bro,

another great image and this time from an bird.
Good low pov and details.
Fine colours.
Beautiful pose from the Ibis with the wings.


The Ibis has its place in history, symbolism and more. Is it not Egypt which used to revere this bird? Well yes or no, it is not a bird pictured very much on TN. Just look at the colour of its breast. As usual sir you have done well.

hello Bayram

i am not very active in TN the last days, they are days i don't
come view photos but they are also days i come to view like
today but with out giving critiques, but today when i saw
these photos dedicated to me i said i have
to give critiques today and not just view photos
and specially to this photo with telling you merci

thank you very much Bayram for your dedication
of these 3 shots of the Glossy Ibis to me, i love them 3
but you know my preference goes to the one in-flight,
but i love the 3 photos (the other 2 also) because on each
photo there is a dynamism with the wings open

again merci beaucoup Bayram for the dedication



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-15 21:44]

Beautiful composition showing the habitat of this lovely Ibis who gracefully spread its wings, fine one. tfs.

Bayram hocam muhteşem fotolar. En çok da gagasını ve renklerini sevdim çeltikçinin.
Emeklerinize sağlık.

Teşekkürler arkadaşım Bayram
thank you my dearest friend for sharing this beautiful image with us on TrekNature!!

I have not seen this bird before - and I understand Asbeds excitement about this wonderful dedication!

In our part of the world we see frequently and hear lots of Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash, and early in the morning or late in the evening the drive all dogs in the neibourhood crazy with their loud chorus!

Each of your three photos are presented with perfect photographiv technique, and it is a tru pleasure to view these three images.

Paylaşımın için çok teşekkürler!

It is wonderful to see these beauties in their habitat! I did not realise, they like lake shores...

Sevgili arkadaşım

Kendine iyi bak!

Selam ve sevgiler... Ingrid

Extraordinaria captura de un ave totalmente desconocida para mía.
Saludos Bayram: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Bayram
I seem to have met in Crete last spring, but my picture is much less clear than yours.
Thank you for the determination, and for this very successful outcome.

Bayram ne kadar rengarenk ve guzel bir kus.. cok guzel. Kanadi acik halde harika zamanlama olmus.. eline saglik..
Hepimizden selamlar..

Hello Barram
Beautiful photo, excellent sharpness and contrast,
very beautiful colors and great POV
Congratulations and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Nadir görülen bu güzeli görüntülemeniz çok harika.
Kanat çırpma anını çok güzel yakalamışsınız.
Güneşin güzel ışığı detay ve canlı renkleri ortaya çıkarmış.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

Merhaba Bayram
you have captured this Glossy Ibis in a perfect pose, i lke the wings position, superb sharpness on the plumage and very good color saturation
beautiful natural environment
Have a good night

Hi again, Big Bro!
A lovely pose captured with impeccable timing!
Simply awesome!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-17 13:18]
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Selam Dostum,
Bu trakusta gördüğümün farklı versiyonu galiba.Kanat içi ve dış detaylarının aynı anda gözüktüğü güzel bir çalışma olmuş.Her an uçacakmış hissi veriyor.Ellerine sağlık..

Bayram bey selamlar,Nice capture with lovely natural colours and details.Tfs.

Hallo MF Bayram,
a fantastic capture of the Glossy Ibis taken from an excellent POV in a great posture, very good sharpness and very beautiful colours, very nice composition with a splendid environment
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-05 5:43]

Hello MF Prof. Bayram,
when I was inactive in TN last months, you have put up really good captures of exciting subject.
This ibis is definitely one of them.
Very well captured at its best pose and exact moment.
The colours and details are well defined.
Very beautiful and exciting indeed. Form the work you produced and the diligence you have indicated, you will definitely succeed in every field you involved. Nonetheless to say TN, it is going to be very exciting,
wonderful view and useful knowledge as always from you.


Hi MF Bayram. I'm sure you are already with your family in London. This shot is beautiful with the wing spread. Asbed must have enjoyed birds shot and this one is excellent with fine details.

a great photo my friend, special moment pose, wishes for a beautiful year!

Dear little brother,
A beautiful shot for my theme "Animals' Behavior"

We have also Glossy Ibis in South Africa (hadidah) though the proper name I can only provide, after somebody climbed my book shelves for the relevant book :-)
The one in your image is glorious, and you brought us every sharp detail in luminous colours.
Thanks for sharing.
Warm Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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